Nilza Wangmo, a Ladakhi chef and owner of Alchi Kitchen, was recognised for her work in safeguarding women's rights and pushing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals and won the Nari Shakti Puruskar, the highest honour given to women in India.
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Urmila Asher at the age of 77, along with her grandson, turned their home-based business into a venture, Gujju Ben Na Nasta that now sells regional snacks and meals on food aggregator apps.
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Ekta Jaju, founder and CEO of ONganic Foods is passionate about organic farming, and its impact on smallholder farmers. Her work has had immense impact on small-scale farmers and grassroot agriculture.
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Mansi Jasani, the founder of Cheese Collective, had the honour of becoming the first Indian to be a part of the super jury at the World Cheese Awards held in Spain in 2021.
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Mausam Jotwani Narang became the first Indian to walk away with a silver rating for her now-world-renowned Norwegian style Brunost, at the World Cheese Awards, 2021.
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Minu and Preeyam Budhia started ICanFlyy cafe five years ago and have managed to grow the space into a safe, sheltered workplace to employ and empower the specially abled.
Dr. Sonam Kapse's Terrasinne cafe, uses forgotten grains to make highly nutritious global dishes that are preservative-free and focus on clean and fresh eating. The cafe also employs specially abled individuals, which was inspired by her experiences working on independent projects.
Photo source: Dr. Sonam Kapse
Tanvi Gupta, during the pandemic, used her online presence to share resources and leads on food, injections and oxygen during the crippling second wave and managed to mobilise her followers to do the same.
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